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Who are you?

Rupeethon was founded by a core team of 6 members: Scott, Conor, Jon, Rich, Ian, and Doug. Since its founding, the Rupeethon team has remained in flux. We have been pleased to present a cast of over 20 participants across various marathons.

How do you all know each other?

The original founders of Rupeethon all went to the same Long Island, NY high school. Over the years we have added crew members bringing in friends and friends of friends from college, work, and beyond.


Scott

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Weary but undeterred, out hero emerged from the rubble from his latest trial.

The Viscount of Vistarus had overplayed her hand and was toppled by her own hubris. It was a grim reminder for our hero that once more he lived not due to his own strength and skill, but from the flaws and misfortune of his enemies. He needed to train harder and delve deeper still into the secret artes.

He spent his days cold and hungry. His hands were thickly calloused with nicks and burns. But the bleaker each day became the brighter the torch within himself grew. He looked out on the desolate lands in the distance – they looked even less hospitable than Vistarus. He limped one step, and then another, and then another.


Conor

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No, Conor is not named after the Highlander, although the movie did come out just a few years before his birth and his father happens to be rather obsessed with it. Besides, Connor MacLeod (of the clan MacLeod *cough*) is Scottish and thus his name is spelled incorrectly (2 n’s is not the Irish spelling, fyi). Google search ‘Conor Larkin’ or Leon Uris’ novel, Trinity.

Conor has recently earned his BA in English from Stony Brook University and will be seeking an MA after a short but much needed break. He likes long walks on the beach (at night of course, because of the whole being Irish thing), and is one of those hopeless romantic types. Conor was an avid console gamer before the demands of college and, ironically enough, his job as an assistant manager for a videogame retail giant, severely limited his free time. His favorite game is Okami, but only on for the PS2. Although many claim him to be a ‘Sony fanboy’, Conor deeply loves the Legend of Zelda franchise and is thrilled to be part of this wonderful endeavor.


5 Fun Facts you probably didn’t know about Jon:

  1. Jon is the only Rupeethoner to have received at least one vote in either party in the 2016 Presidential Primaries.
  2. Jon has seen an original Picasso in a museum.
  3. Despite having heard the song at least weekly for the last 18 years, Jon only knows about half the lyrics to Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life”.
  4. Jon has seen every episode of Mad Men. Once.
  5. Jon still has his single variable calculus textbook from college on his bookshelf.

And the critics agree: when it comes to style, hygiene, and class, Jon is top notch!

“Yo, that shirt is tight.” ~Random guy on a bicycle, Fresno, CA.

“You have such nice teeth, and you even did a good job flossing.” ~Dental Hygienist, New York, NY.

“Remember that time we got the fancy cocktails in Monaco? Good times!” ~Beryl, Rupeethoner.


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Rich

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In a nutshell, Rich’s life resembles an episode of “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” No one has seen the true Rich since Rupeethon 1, the internal structure of his body long-ago being replaced by carbon nanotubes, his blood tireless iron-based nanobots, the very wiring of his brain overwhelmed by a complex circuitry of elements not yet discovered by modern science. What you see before you is no mortal, rather, an illusion created by technologies alien even to the most advanced lifeforms in the universe.

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Lynn

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A founding crewmember who vanished mysteriously in 2011, never to be seen or heard from again. Currently believed to be hiding in Boston, pretending to be a responsible adult.

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Ian

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He pulled his bow across the strings
And it made an evil hiss
And a band of demons joined in
And it sounded something like this.

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Chrissy

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Shiny new master’s degree in hand, Chrissy is a librarian who will alphabetize and catalogue everything you own the moment you look away. She speaks three languages with better fluency than most people speak one, and if left alone with a musical instrument she’ll learn to play it within a few days. Her free time is spent knitting literature-inspired socks and singing Disney songs in languages she doesn’t yet speak.

Chrissy has a penchant for restarting games and never actually finishing them due to an obsession with 100% completion and an inability to remember the story for more than an hour. She is, therefore, a master of the first hour of most games.

tl;dr:

  • Tiny librarian
  • Knows all the things
  • Easily distracted

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Steve

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Steve is an engineer by day and an engineer by night as well. He has his Master’s degree, yet his parents constantly ask when he plans to get his doctorate.

He listens to obscene amounts of Bjork and drags people to random concerts regularly in order to expose them to “music culture” when in reality he just doesn’t want to be awkwardly alone there.

Outside of work and Rupeethon, Steve plays music, practices iaido, browses the Ikea website, and plays Atlus games and Splatoon. His favorite Zelda games are Minish Cap, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess (a very specific era, although he generally enjoys all Zelda games).

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Beryl

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Beryl is a devout member of Rupeethon’s ever-punchy graveyard shift, an updater of the website and a hanger of burlap.  Outside of sparring with Scott on the latest things in fiction and the logistics of dungeon layout, Beryl occasionally draws and sings for the good of the ‘thon.

She forms part of the Cantaloupe Cosplay trio as chief armorer.  While mostly a racing gamer in temperament, she can occasionally be dragged kicking and screaming into puzzle oriented RPGs where it should be noted she’s not quite an angry gamer, more… ‘loudly confused’.

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Grayham

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Grayham peered out from under the brim of his stylin’ top hat. The torchlight reflected a devilish gleam in his eye. The Darknut approached, sword out in an aggressive fighting pose.

“Kick you down the stairs.” Grayham whispered, barely audible over the sound of clanking armor.

“WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME?!” The Darknut howled.

Grayham smirked, then lept towards the beast with a vicious upward swing. The Darknut recoiled as his helmet flew off. Grayham’s momentum carried him into the plated chest of his foe, knocking the creature off balance. Without hesitation, Grayham spun himself to the Darknut’s back, and with another slash of his broadsword, cut the supports to its armor.

“I said KICK YOU DOWN THE STAIRS.” Grayham replied, as he landed a devastating side-kick into the Darknut’s spine, sending him tumbling, limp, down the cold castle stairs. Within seconds Grayham was on his enemy again, and with a vicious roar, plunged his sword deep into the demon’s chest, puncturing its heart.

When the Darknut stopped twitching, and disappeared from this realm in a puff of noxious purple smoke, Grayham stood, shook the blood from his sword, and continued his way towards the hall where Phantom Gannon lay in wait.
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Julianne

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Mostly architect, partially cosplayer, Julianne is actually most well known for starting video games and not finishing them. Except for Phantom Hourglass. She definitely finished that one. And maybe a Pokemon game or two. Those are hard to keep track of sometimes.

Julianne spends the majority of her time on the internet disguised as Liann (such a cleverly crafted name, she knows) or Ayu. She’s usually on tumblr posting doodles once every twelve years, or on the Cantaloupe Cosplay Facebook page showing off all those sweet, sweet cosplays those awesome ladies make.

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Arielle

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Arielle made her Rupeethon debut in 2015 as a special Skull Kid guest appearance… and then she never went home. What’s more fun than dressing up in costume and hanging out with friends playing Zelda until dawn?! FOR CHARITY?!! That being said, she plans to return to Rupeethon with the intention to dress in a different Zelda-themed cosplay for each graveyard shift she attends.

Comic artist, youtuber, cosplayer, professional princess. You will always find Arielle working on ambitious art projects while listening to various let’s player and speed runner commentary. If she’s not she’s either dead, kidnapped, or she’s fallen into her Hyrule Warriors addiction again. The bloodlust is real.

Google the name “R2ninjaturtle” and you will discover all the strange marks Arielle has left on the internet. From reenacting Disney musical numbers on youtube, to drawing an over-dramatic, 10 chapter Osmosis Jones fancomic on Deviantart… to making crude jokes over on her new Let’s Play channel, C*ntrollers, to running around conventions dressed as the tiniest Ganondorf ever.

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Tiffany


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In a world where freakishly cute things reign supreme, one brave soul is there to protect the citizens from being attacked by their huggable loveliness! Tiffany, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by day and Gothic Lolita Fashionista by mid evening to night, is here to make things extremely awkward. With her seamless ability to make terrible puns and dry jokes, she might make you chuckle or swiftly slap your forehead in second hand embarrassment!

Tiffany is a huge fan of the Zelda franchise and in particular loves how adorable Link looks in his little night cap! Cosplaying Zelda herself remains high on the list of lifetime priorities, because who doesn’t want to be a Princess for a day? She loves video games of all kinds, especially Shenmue, Prince of Persia, and Assassin’s Creed (the early games). In her spare time you can catch her watching mostly Asian dramas/ Disney movies and playing Mario Kart 64- because we all know that rainbow road shortcut trick is the best! Somewhere in the midst of all the strangeness, she is working on writing her first book about something or other.

Too long; didn’t read? Tiffany is here to play with your blood at work, make bad jokes, dress frilly and be as nerdy as possible! Hi! 🙂

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Ray

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Reclusive nocturnal woodland creature. Generally doesn’t play anything and just sits on his ass drawing stupid things for you. Ray makes all our beautiful Octorok Plushies. If you’d like to commission one or take a look at Ray’s other many creations, visit his Etsy.

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Caitlin

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Caitlin (Kim Hae-Hyun) is a adopted Korean girl who creates under her Korean name and lives under her adoptive name. She draws with the blood of her enemies.


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Cast and Crew of Years Past

Jake

Luke

Mike

Connor (“Double-N”)

Shannon

Holly